Singles, Vol. 6: 1969-1970
Performer: James Brown
Producer: James Razor Brown; Bud Hobgood; Harry Weinger (Compilation); Alan Leeds (Compilation)...
Distributor: Universal Distribution
Notes: Personnel: James Razor Brown (vocals, organ); Alphonso "Country" Kellum, Eddie Setser, Jimmy Nolen, Kenny Poole, Arthur Adams (guitar); St. Clair Pinckney (flute, baritone saxophone); Jimmy McGary (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Pee Wee Ellis (alto saxophone, organ); Mike Andres (alto saxophone); Eldee Williams, Les Asch, Maceo Parker (tenor saxophone); Larry Dickson (baritone saxophone); Joe Dupars, Waymon Reed, Conte Candoli, Jerry Conrad, D.A. Brisbois, Marie Speziale, Richard "Kush" Griffith, Frank Brown, Paul Hubinon (trumpet); William Hinshaw, Henry Sigismonti (French horn); Paul Piller, Fred Wesley, Dick Leith (trombone); David Matthews (bass trombone, piano); Levi Rasbury (valve trombone); Frank Vincent, James Vaughn (piano); Don Randi, Timothy Hedding (organ); David Frerichs (vibraphone); Clyde Stubblefield, Ben Barrett, Earl Palmer , Jon Keliehor, John Starks, Beau Dollar Bowman (drums); Ron Selico (bongos); Carmen Jr. DeLeone (percussion). Audio Remasterer: Seth Foster. Liner Note Author: Alan Leeds. Arrangers: David Matthews ; Nate Jones; James Razor Brown ; H.B. Barnum; Pee Wee Ellis. This two-disc set brings together all the singles James Brown released in 1969 and '70, one of the Godfather's most prolific and artistically fruitful periods. By '69 Brown was deep into hard funk, and had mastered the tight-knit, polyrhythmic arrangements that characterize his best tracks. It's not only that the set contains "Mother Popcorn," "Funky President," and "Talkin' Loud and Sayin' Nothin'," it's that Brown and his infallible band play with ferocious energy and consummate skill on even the loosest jam tracks. Mr. Dynamite's yelps and screeches still have the power to rearrange one's molecules. The inclusion of discarded singles from the era and hard-to-find promotional mixes make this a must for collectors as well.
The unrelenting intensity of James Brown's music has made him one of the most recognizable and influential performers since the 1950s. Starting out as a gospel singer, Brown soon switched to R&B and started scoring hits. As the '60s progressed, the self-proclaimed Godfather of Soul transformed the sounds of R&B into a tight, driving style that helped lay the foundations of funk. Personal troubles over the following decades threatened to sideline the ever-impassioned Brown, but he repeatedly bounced back. Countless JB samples--credited and uncredited--found on rap and hip-hop records testify to his enduring influence. The Godfather of Soul passed away on Christmas Day in 2006.
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